Indictment for ex-CIA Agent in China Espionage Scandal

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Avatar Kolohe says:

    It definitely did seem to slip under the radar for some reason, but the news of Lee’s arrest was reported, if somewhat sparsely, shortly after that arrest in January.

    What’s also remarkable is a tidbit from this story in the NYT last May (i.e. a year ago) on how the CIA’s network in the PRC got the snot kicked out of it.

    The mole hunt eventually zeroed in on a former agency operative who had worked in the C.I.A.’s division overseeing China, believing he was most likely responsible for the crippling disclosures. But efforts to gather enough evidence to arrest him failed, and he is now living in another Asian country, current and former officials said.

    So the New York Times has a (front page) story about your biggest crime, say straight up that they can’t get to you because you’re out of the country – and you completely miss this and come back (and bring your spy books with you, also).Report

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